Aug 242009
 
 August 24, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, Court

A fifth person who has worked for the U.S. Department of State has pleaded guilty to illegally accessing passport application files stored in a computer database, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

Kevin M. Young, 42, of Temple Mills, Md., pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to one count of unauthorized computer access. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 9.

Young was among a group of State Department employees or contractors who were targeted for prosecution after March 2008 news reports that employees there were accessing the electronic passport files of three presidential candidates: Sen. John McCain, now President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, now the secretary of state.

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